Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Today's Birthdays

133 - Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1505 - Thomas Tallis, English composer (d. 1585)
1563 - Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
1615 - Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler (d. 1675)
1661 - Charles Rollin, French historian (d. 1741)
1687 - Johann Balthasar Neumann, German architect (d. 1753)
1697 - Johann Joachim Quantz, German flautist and composer (d. 1773)
1720 - Charles De Geer, Swedish industrialist and entomologist (d. 1778)
1754 - John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)
1781 - Adelbert von Chamisso, German writer (d. 1838)
1822 - Franz Ritter von Hauer, Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
1832 - Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
1841 - Félix Faure, 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
1859 - Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
1861 - Charles Martin Loeffler, German-born composer (d. 1935)
1873 - Georges Ricard-Cordingley, painter (d. 1939)
1878 - Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (d. 1940)
1882 - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1889 - Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (d. 1937)
1894 - Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
1899 - Max Theiler, South African virologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1972)
1901 - Rudolf Caracciola, German race car driver (d. 1959)
1902 - Nikolaus Pevsner, German-born art historian (d. 1983)
1910 - C Subramaniam, Indian politician (d. 2000)
1911 - Roy Eldridge, American musician (d. 1989)
1912 - Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
1912 - Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian (d. 1989)
1913 - Percy Thrower, British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
1914 - John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
1914 - David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
1915 - Joachim Peiper, German military leader (d. 1976)
1915 - John Profumo, British cabinet minister (d. 2006)
1917 - Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver
1918 - David Opatoshu, American television actor (d. 1996)
1919 - Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
1920 - Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
1920 - Delbert Mann, American film director
1922 - Dick Martin, American comedian
1924 - Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
1925 - Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist
1925 - Dorothy Malone, American actress
1927 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
1928 - Hal Prince, American stage producer and director
1929 - Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
1930 - Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
1930 - Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
1930 - Gene Hackman, American actor
1930 - Magnus Malan, South African politician
1931 - John Crosbie, Canadian politician
1931 - Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
1931 - Shirley Hazzard, Australian-born author
1932 - Knock Yokoyama, Japanese comedian and politician
1933 - Louis Rukeyser, American journalist (d. 2006)
1935 - Richard Brautigan, American writer and poet (d. 1984)
1936 - F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
1936 - Patrick Caulfield, British painter and printmaker (d. 2005)
1936 - Horst Jankowski, German popular pianist (d. 1998)
1937 - Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
1937 - Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1937 - Boris Spassky, Russian chess player
1938 - Islom Karimov, President of Uzbekistan
1941 - Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
1941 - Dick Cheney, 46th Vice President of the United States
1941 - Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
1942 - Marty Balin, American musician
1943 - Davey Johnson, American baseball player and manager
1945 - Michael Dorris, American author (d. 1997)
1947 - Les Barker, English poet
1947 - Steve Marriott, English musician (The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
1948 - Nick Broomfield, English film- and documentary-maker
1948 - Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
1949 - Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate
1951 - Phil Collins, English musician
1951 - Charles S. Dutton, American actor
1951 - Bobby Stokes, English former footballer (d. 1995)
1952 - Doug Falconer, Canadian football player
1955 - Curtis Strange, American golfer
1955 - Judith Tarr, American author
1956 - Jeremy Gittins, English actor
1956 - Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver
1957 - Payne Stewart, American golfer (d. 1999)
1958 - Brett Butler, American actress and comedian
1959 - Mark Eitzel, American singer and musician (American Music Club)
1959 - Jody Watley, American singer
1961 - Dexter Scott King, American actor and son of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King
1962 - King Abdullah II of Jordan
1962 - Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist
1965 - Julie McCullough, American model and actress
1966 - Danielle Goyette, Quebec female ice hockey player
1968 - Trevor Dunn, American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
1968 - Prince Felipe of Spain
1969 - Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star
1971 - Kimo von Oelhoffen, American football player
1972 - Lupillo Rivera, Mexican singer
1972 - Chris Simon, Canadian ice hockey player
1973 - Jalen Rose, American basketball player
1974 - Christian Bale, Welsh actor
1974 - Olivia Colman, English actress
1974 - Jemima Khan, British socialite
1975 - Juninho Pernambucano, Brazilian footballer
1975 - Yumi Yoshimura, Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)
1976 - Andy Milonakis, American comedian
1977 - Deltha O'Neal, American football player
1978 - John Patterson, American baseball player
1980 - Leilani Dowding, British glamour model
1980 - Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
1980 - Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor
1981 - Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
1981 - Peter Crouch, English footballer
1981 - Josh Kelley, American musician
1981 - Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver
1982 - Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
1984 - Jeremy Hermida, American baseball player
1984 - Josh Harris, American Videographer/Musician
1985 - Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
1986 - Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
1987 - Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler
1988 - Rob Pinkston, American actor
1990 - Jake Thomas, American actor
1992 - Matthew Werkmeister, Australian actor
2005 - Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II, of Jordan

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